Fundraising Opportunity

Give a meaningful gift this Christmas!

Want to do something a little more meaningful for Christmas this year? Why not give the gift of a donation towards childhood cancer research? All you need to do is make a donation to CLCRF this Christmastime and we’ll turn it into a special bauble to give as a gift!

If you make a donation online, simply mention in the comments that it’s in lieu of a Christmas gift and we will send you a CLCRF bauble in the post, along with your receipt. We can’t think of a more easy, convenient and worthwhile gift to give your family and friends this Christmas!

By making a donation to CLCRF this Christmas, you will be vital in helping us continue funding the research into childhood cancers, so that more children can go on to live long and fulfilling lives.

Donate online and request your bauble today.

Another successful Quiz Night for CLCRF!

On Saturday November 14, we held our annual Keep the Flame Alive Quiz Night at Lathlain Function Centre at Perth Football Club. After a long year of COVID-19 restrictions working against us, we are so grateful this much-loved event was able to safely go ahead (after some rescheduling.)

The capacity restrictions of this year’s event did not stop the Quiz Night from being another roaring success, with an incredible total of $17,163 raised for the Foundation!

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Grab a burger and support childhood cancer research!

CLCRF has been selected to participate in Grill’d Subiaco’s Local Matters initiative this month!

Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that began in 2011 as a way for the restaurant to give back, help strengthen, and support the communities that have always supported them.

Each month, in every Grill’d restaurant, there are three jars representing three different community groups for customers to support. With every burger ordered, a Local Matters token is handed over for customers to drop into the jar of their choice.

At the end of the month, $500 is split between the community groups, with the jar with the most tokens receiving a $300 donation and the other two each receiving a $100 donation.

We would love your support in receiving the $300 donation! All you need to do is head to Grill’d Subiaco before October is over and pop your Local Matters token into our jar when you order a burger.

It’s a simple (and delicious) way to show your support for childhood cancer research!

Start making change!

When it comes to recycling, Western Australians have the chance to make real change. Containers for Change is a WA recycling scheme that lets you cash in eligible containers for 10 cents each.

The mission of this wonderful initiative is to increase recycling and reduce the number of drink containers that litter our environment. In WA, we use more than 1.3 billion eligible drink containers each year; enough drink containers to line a path from Perth to Broome 42 times!

Not only does Containers for Change aim to help the environment, but it also aims to provide benefits for community groups by providing supporters with an easy way to donate their container refunds.

CLCRF are thrilled to be a part of this initiative, which gives you the exciting opportunity to support childhood cancer research AND the environment. All you need to do is go to your nearest refund point and quote our Containers for Change Scheme ID when returning your containers.

Our Scheme ID is C10285275

With over 200 Containers for Change refund points, there is sure to be one near you! You can find your local refund point by heading to www.containersforchange.com.au/wa

 

 

 

 

South West Bike Trek 2020

Source: 97.3 CoastFM – 2 October 2020

On Sunday 11th October, The South West Bike Trek begins in Perth and finishes in Augusta on Saturday, 17th October. The event will involve 15 mature aged riders, who will make the 600km trek to raise money for the Children’s Leukemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF).

The South West Bike Trek is the biggest purely volunteer run fundraising event for childhood cancer in WA and since it started in 2002, has raised close to $700,000 for CLCRF.

This year, organizers are calling for the public to “adopt a rider” in an effort to assist the fundraising efforts of the 15 incredible riders who have signed up for the challenge. Due to COVID-19 severely impacting the riders’ ability to fundraise, schools are also being encouraged to support riders by holding gold coin donation days.

It’s such a wonderful event that almost never happened this year due to COVID-19 and they’d love to get the word out about this incredibly important event.

There are a number of riders from Mandurah and surrounds involved in the trek as well!

The 2020 South West Bike Trek is expected to follow the below schedule:

Day 1 Sunday 11 October – South Perth to Fairbridge
Day 2 Monday 12 October – Fairbridge to Preston return
Day 3 Tuesday 13 October – Fairbridge to Harvey
Day 4 Wednesday 14 October – Harvey to Bunbury
Day 5 Thursday 15 October – Bunbury to Busselton
Day 6 Friday 16 October – Busselton to Margaret River
Day 7 Saturday 17 October – Margaret River to Augusta

For more information about the event, head to: https://swbiketrek.com.au/
To donate to and support a rider, head to: https://swbiketrek.com.au/support-riders/

Get Dad a gift he’ll love this Father’s Day!

Stuck for what to get your dad this Father’s Day? If you’re looking for a last-minute gift that will make his day, look no further than an Entertainment Membership!

An Entertainment Membership has everything you need to get Father’s Day wrapped up, with so many great offers on dining, movies, travel and other activities that your dad will love.

Whichever type of membership you choose, your dad will be able to explore thousands of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers near him. These offers are instantly available, valid year-round and easy to share with the rest of the family!

With Entertainment Memberships now 100% digital, you don’t need to rely on the mail for your gift to arrive in time for Father’s Day – perfect for those who tend to leave their gift-buying to the very last minute!

By purchasing an Entertainment Membership for your dad, not only will you be giving him the wonderful gift of savings, but you will also be helping to fund childhood cancer research, with 20% of each membership sold going towards the Foundation.

Right now, you can help us raise additional funds on top of this! The Foundation will receive an EXTRA $10 for every Single City Membership and $20 for every Multi City Membership sold until September 19.

So get Dad the gift that keeps on giving and buy an Entertainment Membership today!

Jon Wannberg makes his birthday count

For his birthday this year, long-time supporter of CLCRF, Jon Wannberg, is once again asking his family and friends for one of the most meaningful gifts of all – a donation towards childhood cancer research.

Jon has set up his own birthday fundraiser on Facebook, allowing people to conveniently and securely make a donation through the social media platform.

“I’ve chosen this cause in memory of my son, Ricky,” said Jon. “And I hope you’ll consider this as a way to celebrate his memory with me.”

Jon sadly lost Ricky to a brain tumour in 1996 when he was just 5 years old. Since then, he has actively raised funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. He and two other families formed the “3 Boys Legacy” (3BL) research foundation in 1998, in memory of Ricky and 2 of Ricky’s friends who lost their battle with the same type of cancer.

3BL’s past fundraising efforts have included art exhibitions and fun runs. Jon also came up with the Februhairy Fun Razor, where he asked men to grow a beard throughout February and shave it off at the end of the month to raise money.

For his birthday fundraiser this year, Jon’s goal was to reach a total of $300. In just 6 days, his friends and family have helped him smash that goal, raising $475 and counting!

“Every little bit will help towards preventing other children having to endure what Ricky did or at least improve the likelihood of survival and quality of life,” said Jon.

We are so appreciative for Jon’s generosity and ongoing support. This is the second year that he has decided to create a fundraiser for his birthday. If you would like to help Jon celebrate his birthday while helping to make a difference, you can donate to his birthday fundraiser today!

Have a birthday coming up? Consider creating your own fundraiser on Facebook! Facebook not only offers an easily accessible and uncomplicated way to fundraise, but you can also rest assured knowing all donations are safe and secure. There are also no fees involved, meaning 100% of the funds are distributed to the charity you have selected.

All you need to do is click the “create” button on the top of your Facebook page, then select the “Fundraiser” option. When asked what charity you want to donate to, simply search for “Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation” and you will see our acc

Young boy shaves head to support friend battling Leukaemia

A young boy has made a selfless gesture to support his friend who has been diagnosed with a rare form of Leukaemia. After his friend began to lose his hair through chemotherapy, the last thing Luke wanted was for him to feel embarrassed about it.

The compassionate 11-year-old therefore decided to join his friend and shave his head too. His dad Michael asked him if he wanted a ‘number 5’ shave first, in case he didn’t like it. Luke’s response was, “it’s not about me and my appearance Dad. I need to do this for my friend.”

“Luke’s friend would often join in class chats via Zoom” said Michael. “Every time he saw Luke on the screen, he began to smile as Luke stood out amongst his peers.”

Luke took his act of kindness even further by asking his family and friends to help him raise money for CLCRF and Perth Children’s Hospital so that he could help other sick children. He was able to raise an incredible total of $512 and donated $256 to the Foundation.

We would like to thank Luke for his generous donation and for showing his support for all children battling the gruelling disease. You can show your support by making a donation towards childhood cancer research today!

Brighten up mum’s day with an Entertainment Membership!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Have you got your mum a gift yet? An Entertainment Membership is the perfect way to brighten up mum’s day, offering so many great savings on restaurants, cafes, entertainment, travel, and shopping.

If you’re worried that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the amount of great savings available – think again! Entertainment is continuing to add to the growing list of businesses offering takeaway and delivery for food, shopping, and services. So, mum can treat herself at home while supporting the local community!

Alternatively, your mum will also have the choice to make the most of the savings at a later date, having 6 months to activate the Membership.

If you purchase an Entertainment Membership before Mother’s Day on May 10, you will also receive a bonus Big W eGift Card! That’s a $10 eGift card for a Single City Membership and a $20 eGift card for a Multi City or Multi Plus Membership. PLUS, you will receive 2 months extra Membership for free!

The best part is that 20% of each Membership will go towards the Foundation, helping to fund the important research into childhood cancers.

So get your mum the gift that keeps on giving and purchase an Entertainment Membership today!

Giving back isn’t cancelled!

In light of #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5 – an opportunity to encourage generosity during these uncertain times – we want to share ways you can support us right from your own home. We understand that times are tough for many of us, so we want to remind you that there are so many ways you can continue to support the Foundation other than making a financial contribution.

Here are some great ideas for how you can support childhood cancer research:

Support us on social media

Social media is a great way to show your support and it won’t cost you a thing! By following our social media channels and engaging with our content, you will be helping us raise awareness for childhood cancer research. So be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. We also encourage you to share your own stories on social media about why you support CLCRF. If you do decide to share your stories of support, please tag us or use the #CLCRF hashtag so we can see your posts and thank you!

Buy a raffle ticket

By buying a raffle ticket from CLCRF, not only will you be helping to fund childhood cancer research, but you will also go into the draw to win a whopping $15,000! Although this way of supporting us isn’t free, raffle tickets are only $2 each and you have the freedom to purchase as few or as many as you like. Our next raffle will be drawn on Tuesday, June 30 so be sure to purchase your ticket before then for your chance to win big!

Ask for gift donations

If you have a birthday coming up and your loved ones are asking for gift ideas, why not ask them to make a donation to CLCRF instead? Asking for a donation as a gift is a great way to make your special day more meaningful as you will be helping an important cause during such a crucial time.

Facebook’s partnership with PayPal offers a convenient and secure way to raise funds on your birthday by allowing you to create your own fundraiser page. All you need to do is click the “create” button on the top of your Facebook page, then select the “Fundraiser” option. When asked what charity to donate to, simply search for “Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation” and you will see our account.

Register to be a volunteer for CLCRF

Since having to postpone many of our upcoming events, our need for volunteers has reduced – but this doesn’t mean you can’t still register your interest to help us at a later date! Without the invaluable help of our volunteers, we would not be able to run our community events or raise as much money for childhood cancer research.

Have your own fun run

This year’s HBF Run for a Reason may be cancelled, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have your own fun run for CLCRF! The event has kept their fundraising pages open, meaning you can still show your support for the initiative. So why not create a fundraising page and ask your friends and family to support you as you do your own run, walk, or jog. You can head to your local park or, if you live in a quiet area and it’s safe to do so, plan a run around your neighbourhood.

At a time when we’re all experiencing the pandemic, generosity and the power to make a positive change in the lives of others is what can bring us together. If you choose to support the CLCRF cause in your own creative way during this time, we would love to hear about it – be sure to tag us on Facebook or Instagram!

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